laser hair removal tips for sensitive skin

Laser Hair Removal Tips for Sensitive Skin

For people with sensitive skin, the idea laser hair removal will offer relief from the pain associated with waxing and shaving. Our Utah medical spa offers laser hair removal on

For people with sensitive skin, the idea laser hair removal will offer relief from the pain associated with waxing and shaving. Our Utah medical spa offers laser hair removal on many different parts of the body. If all of your skin is sensitive, or if you have a specific area with sensitivity, here are some tips on how to assure that your experience with laser hair removal is a great one.

If you are interested in Utah laser hair removal and have sensitive skin, you should discuss the following topics in your consultation to determine if laser hair removal will work for you.

Patch Test

If you are concerned that your sensitive skin will have a reaction to laser hair removal, you should ask for a patch test to be done on your skin. A patch test is done to determine if laser hair removal will be safe for your skin type. After about 24 hours, you will know if your skin will handle a laser hair removal treatment well.

Throughout the patch test, the type of laser used will be specified to your type of skin and your hair type. You should expect your skin to be slightly swollen, a bit red, and have goosebumps.

Keeping Comfortable

Receiving Salt Lake City hair removal is accompanied with a bit of discomfort. The sensation for each person is different, but if you have extremely sensitive skin you should request that a numbing cream be applied prior to the procedure. This topical cream will not change the effectiveness of the hair removal.

Some creams take up to 30 minutes to start working. Be sure to apply it early enough so the numbing is successful. Also applying an icepack to your skin ten minutes before the procedure has also been known to cut down on the pain.

During the laser hair removal session, you can ask the technician to use a cold attachment on the laser that will deliver a stream of cold air onto your skin. This will help soothe the area to make your skin more comfortable.

The Laser

Our Salt Lake City medical spa offers different lasers for hair removal depending on your hair color and the color of your skin. Darker skin and fairer skin are usually more sensitive, so the laser for that procedure will be chosen carefully. Once the correct laser has been chosen, you will be ready for your first treatment.

If the level of discomfort becomes too much, be sure to speak up. There are things that can be done to make you feel more relaxed. Our Utah laser hair removal process can be done in either a fast burst or a slow and continuous speed. If the pain of the laser hair removal is too much, be sure to ask for a break. It should be a good experience!

If you are thinking of taking advantage of our Salt Lake City laser hair removal services, call us today at (801) 785-8884.



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